Amity “Mitty” Barnard

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Davis & Associates, P.A.
701 Northpoint Parkway, Suite 205
West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
Telephone: (561) 586-7116
Fax: (561) 586-9611


  • Vermont Law School, S. Royalton, VT
    Juris Doctor (2013)
    Cumulative GPA: 3.07/4.00

    • Received Academic Excellence Award for Advanced Legal Analysis (Spring 2013)
    • Dean’s List: Spring 2012
    • Earned High Pass in Environmental & Natural Resources Law Clinic (both semesters) and Legal Writing I
    • Course work: Environmental Law, Water Resources, Water Quality, Environmental Health Law, Administrative Law, Evidence, Criminal Law, Family Law, Estates, Corporations, Legal Writing I & II, Appellate Advocacy
  • Ball State University, Muncie, IN
    Master of Science in Natural Resources and Environmental Management (2004)
    Cumulative GPA: 4.0/4.0

    • Dean’s Citation for Academic Excellence for a perfect academic record (2004)
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant (all years) – taught Introductory Environment and Society laboratory classes
    • Recipient of Outstanding Graduate Student Award (2003) and Outstanding Graduate Thesis Award (2004)
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
    Bachelor of Arts cum laude in Environmental Science – Policy focus (2001)
    Cumulative GPA: 3.4/4.0

    • Dean’s List: Summer 2000, Fall 2000, Spring 2001, Summer 2001
    • Recipient of the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship (all academic terms)

Professional Experience

Davis & Associates, P.A. (formerly Davis & Ashton, P.A.), June 2016 – Present

  • Serve as General Counsel for the Town of Mangonia Park.
  • Serve as Code Enforcement Special Magistrate for the Towns of Ocean Ridge, South Palm Beach and Loxahatchee Groves and the City of Belle Glade.
  • Lead attorney handling Code Enforcement, Planning & Zoning Board, and Board of Adjustment hearings for the Village of Royal Palm Beach and Towns of Palm Beach Shores and Mangonia Park.
  • Assists supervising attorney with other land use issues related to municipal client representation.
  • Conduct legal research and draft legal memoranda, pleadings, and technical reports for local government clients.

Erin L. Deady, P.A., October 2013 – June 2016

  • Assisted supervising attorney with a wide variety of environmental projects including: litigation; climate change, sustainability and sea level rise planning projects, Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill restoration regulatory monitoring and plan drafting to secure RESTORE funding.
  • Conducted legal research and drafted legal memoranda, pleadings, scientific and technical reports for private and local government clients.
  • Managed and implemented a U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration grant to advance the Florida Green Energy Works Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program within the State of Florida.

Environmental & Natural Resources Law ClinicStudent Clinician – Fall 2012 & Spring 2013 (30 hrs/wk)

  • Consulted with staff attorneys on environmental litigation strategies; invited to stay on 3 cases for spring semester.
  • Strategized to find legal solutions to acid mine drainage contamination at a coal refuse disposal site in New England.
  • Facilitated enforcement of state Superfund law to remediate lead contamination caused by a skeet shooting range.
  • Assigned lead role in advising clients, conducting conference calls and legal research, and drafting legal documents.

Vermont Law SchoolLibrary Faculty Research Assistant, May 2011 – May 2013

  • Conducted legal research for faculty, synthesized information, and prepared legal research memoranda.

Vermont Public Interest Research GroupEnvironmental Health Intern, May 2012 – August 2012

  • Authored legal memorandum outlining options for enacting comprehensive chemical reform legislation in Vermont.

White River PartnershipSpring Intern, January 2012 – May 2012

  • Prepared annual Escherichia coli water quality report and assisted with Tropical Storm Irene hazard identification grants.

GFA International, Inc.Environmental Department Manager, November 2006 – May 2010

  • Promoted on merit and single-handedly ran department and completed all environmental projects.
  • Responsible for all client communication regarding work scope, budgets, technical results, and compliance actions.
  • Prepared, managed and budgeted Phase I & II Environmental Site Assessments on residential, industrial, agricultural, and commercial sites.
  • Managed complex contamination assessments and coordinated with attorneys and state/local regulatory agencies.
  • Conducted field sampling and data collection for assimilation into technical assessment reports.

Ardaman & Associates, Inc.Environmental Scientist, July 2004 – November 2006

  • Prepared and budgeted environmental site assessments and other scientific reports.
    Performed field work and data collection activities.

Professional Memberships

  • Member in Good Standing of the Florida Bar since 2014
  • Member of the American Bar Association (June 2013 – Present)
  • Member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association (2014 – Present)
  • Member of the Florida Bar Environmental & Land Use Law Section (January 2013 – Present)
  • Member of the Palm Beach County Planning Congress (2014 to Present)
  • Member of the U.S. Green Building Council (2014 to Present)
  • Florida Association of Environmental Professionals Member (2004 – 2010)
  • Member of the Florida Environmental Assessors Association (2005 – 2006)
  • Florida Bar City, County & Local Government Section Member (2016-Present)


  • Board Certified in City, County and Local Government (August 2022)
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated (2020 – Present)


  • Admitted to practice in all Florida State Courts


  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate, U.S. Green Building Council (2014 – Present)
  • Environmental Professional per ASTM E1527-05 (2009 – 2010)
  • Certified Asbestos Building Inspector (2009 – 2010)
  • OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER (2004 – 2010)
  • Certified Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor (2006 – 2007)